GSK Science in the Summer™

GSK Science in the Summer™ is a fun, free and hands-on science education program for students entering 2nd-6th grades, provided by the Discovery Center and sponsored by GSK. The program is held in libraries, community centers, public schools and other community-based organizations and gets kids excited about learning science with hands-on experiments and activities.

About the program
For more than 30 years, GSK–a science-led global healthcare company–has brought fun and engaging STEM education to underserved elementary school students with the goal of sparking a lifelong love of science and interest in STEM careers. Discovery Center is one of 27 locations across the country offering this program. This summer alone, 26,000 children across the U.S. will participate in this four-hour program on “The Science of Me” and will discover how food fuels our bodies, where oxygen goes when we breathe it, how our brains interpret the world, and the role DNA plays in making us who we are.

The Discovery Center is currently scheduling the program across the region. Sites so far include Mt. Juliet Library, Patterson Park in Murfreesboro, Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library, and several Read to Be Ready sites. Stay tuned for more details on where and when the program will be available. For additional information, or if you’re interested in being a host site for the program, please contact Dale McCreedy at

Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GSK and offered in partnership with The Franklin Institute.